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    15 reasons for not changing needle

    Put a new needle in, phone rang. Answered, had long conversation with niece. Came back to machine, pulled thread to back, lowered presser foot, and chain sewed 15 sets of 4 1/2" squares. Used the thread cutter and started to pull the squares back to cut apart. You all know where this is going don't you.. well, duh. I never re-threaded the needle. Said a few choice words, went and had some chocolate, then came back and threaded the needle and sewed 15 sets of 4 1/2" squares together again.

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    Thanks for the chuckle this afternoon. I bet that could have been any one of us.

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    I would have hit the hard liquor, at the very least a very large glass of wine.....

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    It is such a RELIEF AND BLESSING to know that i'm not alone !!!!!!!!!

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    I have definitely been there! You know what the worst part is? The 1/4" seam is always perfect.

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    That's quilting in a nutshell. Some days the best of intentions aren't enough. Murphy and his set of laws is following you every step of the way. I just walk away from it after a whole lotta choice words. Absolutely a glass of wine can help!

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    ...and it usually happens are carefully guiding some tricky bit under the needle before it moves. Then I lift the pressure foot to check the seam and.....Another favourite of mine is forgetting to change the foot and switching to a fancy stitch.

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    Goodness graceious.....it is so nice to know I am not alone......be there--done that...usually when I am under the gun time wise.....which is why I refuse any more to deal with deadlines, had them all my life while working, refuse yes refuse to have them now when I am retired....start christmas now, finish by Halloween...then its down hill all the way.

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    Look at the bright side--at least you had a good reason to eat chocolate! Hope it tasted good.
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    Chocolate is a very important sewing necessity! I've stopped sewing, because of an empty bobbin (good time for a break) . . . then gone back and started sewing again.
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    I have had that happen too. Empty bobbin also. I will think the bobbin is close to running out and check it often, of course I keep sewing and think it will last until I'm done. You guessed it, after sewing a long seam, as in a border. Go to cut the thread and yep, I ran out not long after I started. I just put in a new bobin and redo it. Getting angry is a waste of time, it would happen too often with all I the ways I can screw up.
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    Yup, been there!

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    Been there, done that, without the interrupting phone call.....try explaining that to your husband who just heard a string of not very nice languange coming from the sewing room!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PenniF View Post
    It is such a RELIEF AND BLESSING to know that i'm not alone !!!!!!!!!
    You are definitely not alone. I'll bet 9 out of 10 quilters have done this at one time or another. Maybe even 10 out of 10. I always feel so silly for not catching it before I have gotten too far along.
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    been there - done that -

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    I have had that happen too. Empty bobbin also. I will think the bobbin is close to running out and check it often, of course I keep sewing and think it will last until I'm done. You guessed it, after sewing a long seam, as in a border. Go to cut the thread and yep, I ran out not long after I started. I just put in a new bobin and redo it. Getting angry is a waste of time, it would happen too often with all I the ways I can screw up.
    Did that yesterday! Good to know I'm not the only one who thinks the bobbin will magically last until I've finished sewing.
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    Wine would have been better lol wow hope you got the blocks together

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    been there, done that with all the above==and, knowing me, at least most will happen again. 8^P

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    Amen to that! You could add carrying the sissors to the phone, or one of the fabric pieces etc.
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    What a cute story.

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    Oh I am so glad someone else has that problem too !!LOL Chocolate cures all of those types of mishaps for sure !LOL
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    For me, it'd been a cold miller lite and chocolate! Goes great together! I have sewed a whole bunch, then discovered bobbin had ran out!
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    Been there, done that. Won't say how many times I've done it. Lol.
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    "Amen!" to all the above! I did the "I think the bobbin will last" with my very first quilt - of course it ran out halfway through sewing on the binding. Just took a deep breath, thought, "Well, I guess I need the practice!", filled the bobbin & did it again. :P

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